More than two dozen low-wage McDonald's workers filed health and safety complaints against the fast-food chain on Monday, alleging that understaffing and time pressures in stores have led to burns, falls and other injuries, according to the worker group representing them.
COLUMBUS-- The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) and Ohio Board of Regents today announced Ohio University (OU) has been awarded a $245,000 research grant to improve workplace safety. OU is one of six higher education institutions in Ohio selected for $2 million in funding for nine research proposals.
COLUMBUS -- Emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers' compensation benefits even if they don't have physical injuries under proposed legislation being considered by an Ohio Senate panel.
President Obama's $4 trillion budget blue print for fiscal 2016 has garnered a lot of attention for its proposals for raising caps to bolster spending for defense and domestic programs largely geared to the middle class.
However, tucked away in the massive budget document is a series of proposals for salvaging a program critically important to the middle class - the Social Security Disability Insurance trust fund that experts warn is fast running out of money.
12/20/14 Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio):
Coldwater, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - In response to a complaint of an electrical shock injury, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that a 20-year employee was injured while he performed service work on an electrical panel at a Coldwater rice-cake manufacturer. Following the investigation, OSHA has cited Basic Grain Products Inc. for two repeated and five serious safety violations.
Grants totaling more than $125,000 were recently received by the Deerfield Fire Department.
Never forgetting workers killed on the job is something officials in Ohio don't take for granted.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has adopted a new rule meant to help injured workers get quicker access to medications needed to treat their injury.
By: Kate Snyder-Zanesville Times Recorder